C.J. Sanders,LMFT

C.J. Sanders,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Oregon Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Secondary Credential: Idaho LMFT
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Free 20 minute phone consultation.
My fee is $150 per 50-minute hour.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Portland, Oregon 97239
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

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My Approach to Helping

As a therapist specializing in helping couples achieve their relationship goals, I believe that most of us are longing for deeper connection. Connection can be thwarted by past trauma, negative cycles, bad habits or addictions, grief, differences, or just plain busyness. Oh, and you may have noticed that something like a global pandemic can also put a lot of strain on a relationship. Our primary relationships are our most significant asset in life. It is your strength that has you acknowledging you need a helping hand to address where the joy and energy has gotten lost in your connection. Let’s work together to improve your communication skills, clear out the stuck places and expand your resiliency, intimacy, and capacity for love. I will utilize the latest advances in the field around attachment theory, neuroscience, and differentiation theory: for you that means I have a big tool box and lots of experience and training to help get you and your partner where you want to go.
Premarital counseling is a fun and deeply meaningful process to help you and your partner build a strong foundation. We will cover 13 essential conversations and you will leave with new skills, insights, and lots of resources.

More Info About My Practice

I believe our primary relationships impact us on a deep and lasting level and therefore the health of these relationships is vital to our well-being. Every joy and tragedy of our lives are played out on the stage of our intimate relationships. When couples are strong and healthy there is a ripple effect on the rest of the family, community, and the world. I view the work that my clients and I do together as vital to creating the kind of world we all want to live in--one characterized by more skillful loving, mutual respect, and civility.

Services I Provide

  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with couples at all stages of their development. My passion is in helping people create healthy, secure relationships that feel nurturing as well as exciting!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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